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Covid19 – Risposte utili per Gli ITaliani in USA

Una serie di risposte utili, a cura del Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles, per gli italiani che si trovano negli USA durante l’epidemia Covid19.

Collegamenti aerei con l’Italia

L’ultimo volo diretto alitalia LAX-FCO è partito domenica 15 marzo, ma continuano a essere attivi collegamenti alitalia JFK-FCO. fino a domani con due voli al giorno, poi ne rimarrà solo uno. questi voli potranno essere soggetti a cancellazioni, ma alitalia garantisce di mettere i passeggeri su un altro volo da NY il giorno dopo o due giorni dopo. insomma si può tornare in italia. questi biglietti possono essere acquistati normalmente sul sito di alitalia. 

chi ha già biglietti cancellati con alitalia e non trova informazioni, può andare in aeroporto per farsi mettere su voli operativi e questo il mercoledì, venerdì e domenica dalle 11 alle 15.

Scadenza visti (overstay)

Per il momento le autorità americane non hanno concesso deroghe erga omnes alla necessità di avere un visto per stare qui. significa che considereranno eventuali richieste di restare anche oltre la scadenza dell’ESTA per un mese o del visto caso per caso. il suggerimento a chi ha un visto in scadenza è quindi di partire al più presto, anche perché i voli ci sono.

Assistenza sanitaria

A chi ha una assicurazione sanitaria che NON copre in caso di pandemia deve essere consigliato di fare rientro in italia. abbiamo però trovato una assicurazione che sembra coprire (da suggerire soprattutto a chi ha visti tipo O, J o F e non agli ESTA però) ed è www.sevencorners.com

A chi è ancora concesso l’ingresso negli USA

Le categorie esentate dal divieto di entrare negli stati uniti se provenienti dall’italia sono elencate nel testo inglese qui sotto.

The Diplomatic Liaison Division will continue to accept visa applications.  However, starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the diplomatic reception window will only be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10 am until 11 am until further notice. 

We have received multiple inquiries regarding whether or not A and G visa holders are allowed to travel to the United States.  As of today, the answer is yes; the Presidential Proclamations of January 31, February 29, March 11, and March 14 have outlined exceptions including any travelers “seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to one of the following visas:  A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 (or seeking to enter as a nonimmigrant in one of those NATO categories); or whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement.”  However, all travelers should be aware that they may be subject to medical screening and to requests for self-isolation or quarantine.  You may visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/ to be sure you have the latest information, and you are always welcome to contact the Diplomatic Liaison Division directly by calling 202-485-7681 (available from 2pm-3pm Monday-Friday) or by email at diplomaticvisas@state.gov.  We thank you for your patience.

All Italian Citizenship Applicants Now Required to Pass Language Exam – Find out more!

Fondazione Italia logoDue to a recent amendment in Italian law anyone who applies for Italian citizenship must prove an adequate knowledge of the Italian language. This means that applicants must obtain at least an Italian B1 certification in language competency.

What does the B1 Italian level of proficiency mean?

Applicants at a B1 level should be able to speak and write easily on everyday topics in which they can describe experiences and events, express their opinions, make comparisons and give suggestions. Applicants should also be able to read and understand the general meaning and main information of linear texts about general topics.

What grammar does the B1 level include?

Definite and Indefinite Articles, Qualifying Adjective, Personal Pronouns, Relative Pronouns, Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns, Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns, Interrogative Adjectives and Pronouns, Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns, Combined Prepositions.

The following tenses of Regular, Reflexive, Modal and Irregular Verbs:
Present Indicative
Passato Prossimo Indicative
Imperfetto Indicative
Present Infinitive
Imperative
Present Conditional

How do I get certified for language competency in Los Angeles?

The only government approved certification exam offered in Los Angeles is the CILS  (Certiication of Italian as a Foreign Language) that is administered by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura twice a year. The next exam session will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. There is a fee associated with the exam.

What can I expect from the exam?

The University of Siena has created the CILS B1 Citizenship exam specifically for people seeking Italian citizenship. Please note that this exam is different from the standard CILS B1. The B1 Citizenship exam includes four parts and fewer tasks than the standard B1 exam: listening (2 tasks), reading and use of language (2 tasks), writing (1 task), speaking (1 task). Unlike the standard B1 exam, the CILS B1 Citizenship has to be passed in full which means if candidates fail one part of the exam, it is not possible to repeat only that part but they have to do the whole exam again

How do I prepare for the exam?

Fondazione Italia has recently launched two NEW online courses specifically geared to preparing students for the CILS B1 Citizenship exam.

B1 Preparation for Beginning StudentsThroughout this 30-week course, students will not only learn Italian at the required level but they will also learn specific skills that will help them pass the B1 Citizenship exam. No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary to attend this course but students must be committed to studying at home and completed all assignments. Participants are preparing to take the CILS B1 exam offered in May 2020.

Class Dates:
Sept. 11, 18, 25 / Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov. 6, 13, 20 / Dec. 4, 11, 18 / Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 / Feb. 5 , 12, 19, 26 / Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 /April 1, 15, 22, 29 (no class Dec. 26, Nov. 27, Jan. 2 & Apr. 8)

Time: Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PST B1 Preparation for Intermediate StudentsThis 10-week course addresses the specific needs of those students who are planning to take the B1 exam on December 3, 2019. This course focuses on teaching the necessary skills to pass the B1 Citizenship exam. Previous knowledge of Italian at an intermediate level (3 years of study) is recommended to attend this course. Please, contact us to request an assessment test before enrolling.

Class Dates: Sept. 18, 25 / Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Nov 6, 13, 20Time: Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PST

Pricing & Registration Information

Iscriversi all’AIRE online

Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles informa:

Sai che l’iscrizione all’AIRE si puo’ effettuare direttamente online? Con Fast It e’ faclissimo! Non e’ necessario presentare di persona i documenti, puoi caricarli direttamente da casa tua, e rimanere aggiornato sullo stato della tua pratica!

The Italian Consulate General of Los Angeles informs:

Did you know that you could register to AIRE directly online? With Fast It it’s extremely easy! It is not necessary to come in person, you can upload your request and supporting documents from the comfort of your home, keeping yourself updated on the status of your application.

Collegati sul portale/ Visit the new portal

Il nuovo portale per registrarsi all’AIRE

https://serviziconsolari.esteri.it

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